Promised Blessings of Family History

Apostolic Promises

The Lord has promised, through his prophets and apostles, divine blessings of protection to those who participate in family history work.


Elder Andersen

“As you accept this challenge... You will feel purpose and strength that will help you to avoid the temptations that surround you.”

Neal L. Andersen, "Is Anything Too Hard for the Lord,” Family Discovery Day, February 2015.


Elder Bednar

“Your testimony of and conversion to the Savior will become deep and abiding. And I promise you will be protected against the intensifying influence of the adversary, as you participate in and love this holy work”

David A. Bednar, “The Hearts of the Children Shall Turn,” General Conference, October 2011.


Elder Cook

“You will be blessed with more closeness and joy in your family and with the divine protections afforded those who are faithful in His service.”

Quentin L. Cook, “Our Father’s Plan is About Families,” Family Discovery Day, February 2015.


President Eyring

"[Family history] has increased the influence of the Spirit in their lives and decreased the influence of the adversary. It has helped them feel closer to their families and closer to the Lord Jesus Christ. They have learned that this work saves not just the dead; it saves all of us"

Henry B. Eyring, "Gathering the Family of God," General Conference, April 2016.


President Monson

“The Lord expects you and me to perform our family history work well... I testify that the Lord will bless us as we accept and respond to this challenge.”

Thomas S. Monson, "Hastening the Work," Liahona, June 2014.


President Nelson

“While temple and family history work has the power to bless those beyond the veil, it has an equal power to bless the living. It has a refining influence on those who are engaged in it.”

Russell M. Nelson, “Generations Linked in Love,” General Conference, April 2010.


Elder Renlund

“I extend the promise of protection that’s been offered in the past. Brothers and sisters, I promise you protection for you and your family as you take this challenge... You’ll find not only protection from the temptation and ills of this world, but you’ll also find personal power...”

Dale G. Renlund, “Real Power in Combining Family History with Temple,” Family Discovery Day, February 2016.


Elder Scott

“Do you... want a sure way to eliminate the influence of the adversary in your life? Immerse yourself in searching for your ancestors... and then go to the temple to stand as proxy for them...”

Richard G. Scott, “The Joy of Redeeming the Dead,” General Conference, October 2012.

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